What do I observe?
Blog post #1 , Nina Tapia
The first thing I see is my phone flashing “ALARM 5:30 a.m.” Because the sun has yet to risen, my room lacks any small fragment of light. I observe outside my window and see the few cars passing by on the expressway and the huge Motel 6 sign glaring back at me. I should have felt well rested as I got some decent sleep but, my body lacks any notion of being “awake”. As the morning slowly moves on, I observe the beautiful, harsh, yet welcomed, rays of the sun. With it, the sky as well turns into hues of blue and pink. I feel myself becoming more awake as the world around me brightens into daytime.
Campus is stunning as I observe the many trees splayed out and the distinctive blooming flowers. I also observe the many leaves that covered the ground. The once vibrant green leaves, now turned into dead brown as they’re shoved and stepped under the soles of students. If I wasn’t paying attention, I wouldn’t have felt the cool yet light breeze that brushed my body. These are just small details that I witnessed around me that made me realized that Fall is almost here.
Through the lens, the world looks to be turned upside down. Everything l see seems to look the same except inverted and flipped. To me I possibly am observing another world? Or the same world but just with a different eye? Obviously, the camera obscura I built is the culprit, but I can’t help my fascination of what appears before me and let my imagination run free. I could say it also looks like images from a dream, hallucinations that give me a sense of déjà vu. The world is quiet around me as I observe the passing of students, the light sway of trees, and images that I’m cable of capturing on my phone, but to me, I observe the picture much prettier and alive through my eyes.